Jordan: History

  1. 1922

    The Council of the League of Nations recognizes Transjordan as a state under British supervision.

  2. 1946

    The United Nations recognizes Jordan as an independent sovereign kingdom.

  3. 1950

    Jordan annexes the West Bank.

  4. 1990

    Jordan experiences a severe economic and diplomatic strain as a result of the Gulf crisis following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.

  5. 1994

    A peace treaty is signed with Israel, ending a 46-year official state of war.

  6. 2001

    Jordan introduces an electricity line that links its grids with Syria's and Egypt's.


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